“Having installed numerous systems from the vast array available, the Kudos has become my number one recommendation. The sound qualities achieved via the pickup/mic stereo mixing options, together with the dynamic response, are outstanding. As with all Mike’s work, the meticulous attention to detail and construction are of the highest order.”Bill Puplett, Luthier/repairman
“I’ve played many an excellent mandolin over the years, but the Vanden I bought new in 1983 has been used on stage and on all my recordings ever since.
It’s truly a mandolin for life. Can’t say more than that, really!”Simon Mayor
The Kudos Blend gives my guitar its fullest, richest and most satisfactory live sound. The “even-ness” of the magnetic pickup across the fretboard is second-to-none, while the fact that it is “active” allows me to accentuate the lows. It’s great for slide, fingerstyle, blues, country, anything! Adding the mic into the mix brings out the clarity that I like so much about acoustic guitar. Simply the best!Brooks Williams
Detailed information on early classic Gibson archtop guitars, including many Loar L5’s. Great photographs. A wonderfully informative site.
One of the worlds greatest acoustic guitar players; one of the first users of Mimesis Pickups.
High quality UK amp manufacturers for authentic Gypsy Jazz sounds
Information about Rare Earth Pickups including the single coil, hum-cancel and blend systems.
See Ken’s unique take on the archtop guitar. Inspiring.
If you need superb tonewood, talk to Bruce Harvie at Orcas Island Tonewoods.
Visit Simon Mayor’s entertaining site about all things mandolin
Britains most revered session guitarist. Listen to Mitch play his Vanden 335 and Cadenza.
Martin Taylor’s news, views and P3 music.
An incredibly talented guitarist/composer